Newbie here from Flower Mound, TX !

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  1. heather0315

    heather0315 New Seed

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    Hello! My name is Heather and my family and I just moved from Washington to Texas! VERY different, I must say! We are wanting to start gardening here in Texas and thought we should probably learn a little about it first! I hope to find this forum very helpful and full of information!
     
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  3. lukeypukey

    lukeypukey In Flower

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    Hello and welcome from the UK :)
     
  4. cherylad

    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    Hi and welcome from SE Texas. Love the name of your town!
    There are alot of very accomplished gardeners here ready, willing & able to answer all sorts of questions.
     
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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    And another warm welcome from Texas! We are in central Texas, just about half-way between Dallas and Austin.
    Washington state, or D. C.? Either way, gardening in Texas is very interesting, to say the least. You may want to spend the late spring/summer prepping a spot with compost, rotted manure, and removing grass and weeds and then you'll be ready for the fall planting season. We do have two gardening seasons here!
     



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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi Heather, welcome to GardenStew from just a hop, skip and a jump from you....I live in Carrollton.

    You are zone 8a and with potential water restrictions coming up for the summer your efforts for now should be on getting the area and soil ready for fall planting as marlingardener suggested. Fall planting is really to way to go down here, plants have plenty of time to get established before whatever winter has in store for us then they come back good and strong in Spring and are ready to handle our summers.

    Check with your local city water department to see what summer watering restrictions they will be putting in place and when.
    There are several nurseries locally that carry mostly native plants....Strongs on I-35 in Carrollton and Bruce Miller on Beltline in Richardson (a bit of a drive but a great place to wander through for inspiration).
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi there Heather. :wave:
    A warm welcome to GardenStew this time from Scotland in the UK. I wish you well in your new home and with your Texas garden. I look forward to getting to know you. :-D
     
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    Welcome heather0315.. ya'll keep this up and we will have to have a Texas subchapter..... :D :D :D :idea:

    Just kidding, we love the great group here....Anyway heather0315, learn lots and teach us lots also....
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Heather and a hearty welcome to GardenStew. Texas has a strong representation here so if you have a question specific to your area I'm sure you will get some great replies :stew1:
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Hi Heather, welcome to GardenStew from Chelmsford, MA. With many 'Stewbies' in Texas you should not lack for help and advice. Several members of the Texas contingent have rain barrels to augment their watering needs as the weather gets dryer. Something to think about. Welcome aboard.

    Jerry
     
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    donm In Flower

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    Hi and welcome from PA.

    Don
     
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    Hi and welcome from a very distant almost everyday hot and humid land!!!
     
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    Mrs. Galeassi In Flower

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    Hi a warm welcome from South Florida :) I promise you will love Garden Stew, everyone is super nice and helpful. Good luck on your future garden.
     
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    Heather sending you a big welcome from a Wis. Stewbie. You have come to the right place to learn about gardening in TX. I hope you will post some pic's of your new adventure living. :stew1:
     

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